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Old 3rd October 2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a speaker recommendation

I bought a Velleman 7W mono amplifier a while back (the one shown here) with the intention of making a small portable amp/speaker box to use with my iPod. Can anyone recommend a good-sounding speaker to use with it? Apologies if this is a rather amateurish question. I just discovered this site and it seems like something that I could really get carried away with, but I guess I have to start somewhere. And also, could anyone recommend a second project, after I finish this little one?

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Old 3rd October 2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Have a look around the Fullrange forum as there are plenty of speakers to be had. Look for some using the Fostex FE127E (maybe FE107E) or CSS FR125S as are a good drivers to kick off in the hobby.

A good place to start for amps would be in the Chipamp forum and look at some using the LM3875 or LM3886.

Good chipamp kit suppliers are members of this forum:
http://www.audiosector.com/
http://www.chipamp.com/
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Old 3rd October 2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by rabbitz
[B]Have a look around the Fullrange forum as there are plenty of speakers to be had. Look for some using the Fostex FE127E (maybe FE107E) or CSS FR125S as are a good drivers to kick off in the hobby.

Thanks for the reply. Do you think those speakers could be driven by the amplifier that I linked to? Its specs indicate music power output of 7W / 4ohm and RMS output of 3.5W / 4ohm or 2W / 8ohm. Will I be able to do anything with this, or should I just forget about it and get a more powerful amplifier? This first project doesn't need to be super high quality, just a little speaker box that I could maybe run from batteries and take out in the yard.
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Old 4th October 2007, 12:27 PM   #4
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Have a look at some on eBay and look for something with an SPL 90dB or more. Even with low power output, should give enough volume.

If you need a tad more power at a cheap price, have a look at the Sonic Impact T-Amp.... a bargain.
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